Lying on my sickbed feeling very desolate and lonlely I turned to God. I had so many questions I wanted to be answered. Having heavy storms in my life I asked
I was dissapointed, for all the troubles I underwent.
Where was God in all this?
I did not feel sheltered in Him, I did not feel save. Something was defenitly wrong here.
It took me a lot of thinking you know, to discover why.
When first walking the path of faith I was touched by Him, which left me glowing and sparkling all over. I felt it within! God was the source and I was connected. It felt as naturall as could be.
But since I went to church I got immersed in a whole different idea of God. God was our heavenly father, to whom we go in need. He will provide for us. He is pictured infenitely good but at the same time he is a jealous God whom we have to fear. He also demands total surrender. It kept me worrying and worrying....
What did I do wrong?
"What can you give God?"They ask on the pulpit. Since we have al the things we have from God we are supposed to give one tenth back(to the church),only then blessings will come in.
I have not the means to pay tithes...is this the reason for our misfortune?
"What do you do for God?" Is the other question I hear every week.But what on earth can I do for God who is Spirit? And when I do 'nothing', it can even cost me my life? Like the very sick woman who was asked three times what she did for God and not being able to answer...she died, "there is no messing about with God", the preacher said to us when he mentioned this example.
I do not do anything for God(church?) so is this the reason for all our troubles?
And so I lost my connection with God.....
I did not hear his whispers nor feel his love within me. Cause I did not know who he was anymore.
Luckily I got ill and the fever burned al the wrong views of Him away.
God is the light within me, the source I came from, the love which fills me everyday, the strength that keeps me going. God is the universe, God is the essence of life. He has no form, He has no feelings, He just is. And all He askes of us is to stay pure, peacefull and loving in all we do.
I am so glad I found Him all over again!
zondag 26 juni 2011
donderdag 23 juni 2011
I have been ill, so ill I have camped on the couch for two weeks at an end. And still I am dead tired. Naturally I have not made any paintings,nor drawings, had not even plans for one. Insteed I have been feeling very sorry for myself, coughing and sweeting and sleeping and dreaming a lot. It was not easy to be that ill, this time, having lots of troubles privatly. It made me restless and anxious for the near future. And I could not do a thing about it. Have you ever felt that beaten?
It left me quite lost, and I suffered many tears because of it. I missed my mum so much for her wise words and comfort, that it made me even more crying.
But then the fever broke, and I started thinking.....in my head all was changed. My perception of the people around me, my perception of God, and my life in general. Got a lot of thinking done...had all the time for it between sleeping and eating. And now, still feeling tired, and still not wholy better, I am a new person. Or should I say....I have reset my mind to an earlier date, and that feels a lot more comfortable.
There are things you just cannot change without damage....more about that later on in another blog.
While searching for importand papers I found these little sketches above. Made it just after my divorce. Me and the kids, 2 and 4 years old they were. I pictured them as the little balls inside my hand, they had to be protected against the storm that was going on. 8 years later I see potential in these little sketches and I think they will be the design of my first BIG painting for this year. I am looking forward to painting again...yeah, I really do!
zaterdag 11 juni 2011
It's time to make my list of small wonders again. I have been very bussy the past month,redesigning my Bib-art site. Working on my linkedin and paintings. My friend has offered me her expertise. I am so happy with that.
My small wonders of last month were:
- Again featured on RedBubble with "Joy" and "Filled with expectation" and "Dreaming".
- Have been fed by friend and friend(thank you so much for sharing your food with us, Bless You!!!!)
- Have been painting like crazy for a while, made "Spread your wings..." and "Maiden",and more lies on the shelf* half finished.
- Done lots of homework for my creative bussiness under the guard of my friend. She is helping me with crossmediale-marketing. I am so blessed with her!!!!!
- Thinking out ideas for selling on the market here in the summer. Vey much inspired.
- Had lots of compliments about my work which makes me so happy.
I am going to eat a lot of cake and sip lots of teas to celebrate it!
- The moodswings of son and feeding and clothing my kids on a extreemly low budget.
Themes of the month:
-Keeping up the faith that I will get through this.
-Reaching out for help.
My intentions and key focus areas:
- learning more about marketing
- Launching my send a smile(still on the list ;-)
- Launching my etsy(the same as above)
- Unclutting my home.
- Painting and drawing and crochet at my hearts content.
- Fill in all the forms for financial help for the poor.(and cross my fingers afterwards)
- Enjoy every minute as if it were the last.(which is not easy in these circumstances.
- Pray to God that all my wishes will come true.
woensdag 1 juni 2011
I stumble on hearts wherever I go and whenever I look around. I used to look for them in every blot, stone, shell,tree,crispbag and just this morning I even found one at the bottom of my coockingpan. It realy is a stain from the gasflame but non less pretty. Something must be in the air, it must, for all these hearts have to have a meaning, don't they?